Six Male BBC Presenters Take Pay Cuts After Gender Gap Reveal

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'Six male presenters at the BBC are accepting pay cuts after income disparity among male and female staffers at the organization has come under the public spotlight.

“We are very grateful to Huw Edwards, Nicky Campbell, John Humphrys, Jon Sopel, Nick Robinson and Jeremy Vine, who have agreed that their pay will now be reduced,” the BBC said in a statement today. “These are great journalists and presenters, who have a real connection with the audience. We are proud to have them working at the BBC.'

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First, why didn't BBC give the woman raises if the women were being underpaid and the men overpaid? In any case, market forces are market forces. Eventually those men will get hired out with a pay increase by someone else, probably a non-UK media outfit. Or they'll just leave media altogether.

"Pay equity" apparently leads to paying men less, not women more. But as I said, pay is a market force. Eventually the market decides, ultimately, what happens.

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